Fighting to Protect Your Rights
Military Members and Veterans
The Law Offices of Sandra Nassar, A Professional Corporation handles a variety of criminal cases. If you are charged with a crime and you are active-duty military or a veteran, then the criminal justice system should try to help you. After all, you protected our country and that should be recognized. If you are charged with a crime in Orange County, Los Angeles, or the surrounding counties, then you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call the Law Offices of Sandra Nassar, A Professional Corporation to speak with a criminal defense attorney who can answer your questions.
If you have been charged with a crime and you are a member of the US military or a veteran then there are options available to you that are not available to others, but you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows how to take advantage of those options.
There are certain court programs that are just for the military and veterans that are charged with crimes. Those programs can offer various types of counseling or rehabilitation if that is needed. There are programs to deal with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. There are also other programs that are available that include drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
In addition, there are also diversion options available to military and veterans. That means if the diversion is completed the court will dismiss the criminal charges against you.
If you are a veteran, you may need to provide some of the information about your military service including what branch you served in, when you served, where you served, if you are a combat veteran, what type of discharge you received, and if you were injured during service including a PTSD diagnosis. A copy of your DD214 may be needed.
Members of the military and veterans deserve to be treated differently when they are charged with a crime. They have served and protected our country. They have sacrificed. Our society and the criminal justice system recognize that commitment to our Country and work towards rehabilitating our military and veterans instead of imposing punishment.
California Penal Code section 1001.80 allows for a military and veteran diversion. The Department of Veterans Affairs can also be involved and collaborate with the court and the treatment program.
If you have been charged with a crime in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Diego County and are a current or former member of the US military, then you need a lawyer with experience to assistance you. The Law Offices of Sandra Nassar, A Professional Corporation has extensive knowledge and experience handling cases involving active-duty military members and veterans. Get an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney on your side. Make the call now. Call 1-800-260-2026 to get the help you need.